Upcoming Events

Please Join Us This Saturday for the Breeder’s Cup and Unwanted Horse Awareness Event!

Please join us this Saturday, November 5th from noon to 7 pm at the Woodcellar in Evergreen to enjoy the Breeder’s Cup races, learn to play the ponies, enjoy drink specials, and learn how YOU can help the Unwanted animals of the world, including the 2,000 horses a week sent to slaughter. Hope to see you!

Visit us at VegFest this weekend!

Hello, all! I hope you are having a great summer so far! This is just a little note to remind you that if you are in the neighborhood, be sure to swing by and see us at VegFest this weekend, we would love to see you!

This will be our second year in a row to be there, and we are so excited to be around such an amazing groups of animal lovers. We always have a blast checking out all the new products, hearing the speakers, checking out the cooking demonstrations, and chowing down at the food trucks!

The event has grown so much each year, that indoor booth space actually sold out! So we will be camped outside with multiple scaled and furred creatures for cuddling, as well as to be the Pet First Aid booth and do FREE on-site health and behavior consultations all weekend long!

So if you have ever been interested in a plant based diet, for your heart health, the environment, or animals, VegFest is the place to be, this weekend. You won’t want to miss this!

DrQ and the crew, eager to see you, this weekend! ūüôā

Vegfest 2016

Behavior and Training Class May 28th 2016 – Hope to See You!

What the Heck? Positive Punishment?

A More Practical Approach to Understanding the Science of Animal Behavior.

CE ‚Äď 4 Hours Credit

Saturday, May 28thth, 2016 ¬†— ¬†10 a.m. ‚Äď 2:30 p.m.

Jena Questen, DVM, CertAqV

Dr. Jena Questen of East West Vet, a veterinary practice providing balanced holistic and traditional care for dogs, cats, horses, llamas, and Koi fish, is a practitioner with a special interest in the science of animal behavior and training.

Location: Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Cost: $175.00, checks should be made out to Bel-Rea Institute

This class is for everyone! Guardians, technicians, animal trainers and would be trainers! If you LOVE interacting with animals, this class is for YOU!

No prerequisites although a basic understanding of behavior learning theory is helpful.

DrQ’s specialty in fish medicine has given her unique insight into the world of the training elite, marine mammal trainers. Learning more about the concepts of positive reinforcement, and how behavior impacts so many areas of an animal’s life, has ignited in her a passion to share the link to behavior and health to all animal lovers. She teaches and utilizes her knowledge and experience through free courses she offers via her animal rescue organization the Resqranch. This course is for anyone working with animals, including students, trainers, or just interested animal lovers. This course is an introduction to the science and terminology with the recent advances in our understanding of animal behavior and learning. However, the primary purpose is to give the student practical, hands-on applications for how to utilize this information in their day to day dealings with animals and their people.  This course is designed to help demystify training terminology, gives an easy to follow formula on how to train any animal, how to do almost anything, as well as practical tips and advice to keep people happy and safe with many kinds of animals in different situations.

Teaching at Purdue University.

Teaching at Purdue University.

Upon completion of this session, the student will have a good understanding of the meaning of positive and negative reinforcement, along with positive and negative punishment, and operant conditioning. Students will get an introduction to the concepts of LIMA, and marker training, and why it should be considered in any training program.  Students will also learn to appreciate the concept of how behavior is VITAL for good, long term health. What are the 7 most important areas of behavior, as related to maintaining health for multiple species of animals. Students will learn simplified, practical approaches to apply the science based concepts of behavior and training in everyday scenarios. There will be plenty of opportunity for case examples, questions, and an opportunity for hands on demonstrations with the horses on site.  

Complete the following and submit with payment (check or cash only) to Jennifer Hillgrove at Bel-Rea Institute, 1681 S. Dayton St. Denver, CO  80247.  Payment is non-refundable after Tuesday, May 19th,  2016, unless the class is cancelled.

LAST DAY to sign up for this CE is Thursday, May 19th 2016 at 12:00 noon.

Intrigued? Then sign up today, don’t delay! Looking forward to seeing you all there, it’s going to be a blast! ūüôā

 

Wish people had to have a license to get a pet? Now they can!

As a real animal lover, have you ever found yourself wishing people had to have a license, or pass some sort of exam, in order to adopt and care for an animal? I know I sure have, it is frustrating sometimes to see what other people do. ¬†Here we spend all this time and effort, getting to learn all about our breed before we choose one, the food, the care, their needs…we pride ourselves on being educated caregivers, and if you are reading this, you probably know exactly what I mean!

But what if there WAS just such a license? Or a certificate? Or a simple, yet comprehensive program, where an animal lover could learn all the basics of caring for animals, that was just as quick, and probably easier, than getting a drivers license? What if you could learn, or get a refresher, on EVERYTHING you need to know that is ESSENTIAL for the health, safety, and happiness, of  dogs and cats, all in a NUTSHELL?

HAVE YOU thought about going back to go to school,  to pursue your passion and follow such lengthy pursuits as becoming a certified dog trainer, or veterinary technician,  but spending upwards of $20,000 on an education, is just not doable right now?

ARE YOU an animal loving person who might be  thinking about a career with animals, and would love to have a good, quick, comprehensive overview to supplement your  current knowledge, and to help you to decide if a career with animals is for YOU?

WHAT IF if there was a program that was perfect for the person who ALREADY obtained a degree or certificate,  or has years of experience, and just wants a comprehensive refresher and  to make sure they are up on the latest information? And wants an easy program to direct their clients to?

FINALLY, do you ¬†just really love the animal(s) in your care, and ever wonder if there could be more things you could be doing in your daily routine to increase the chances that YOUR animal will happily, long outlive it’s expected lifespan? Could this be you?

Well now, here it is! Introducing www.StealMoreYears.com, a virtual university offering, eight, once weekly programs, running back to back, and all your long. The first seven weeks will cover DrQ’s 7 Secrets: Life Hacks to Longevity, with one week for wrap-up and personal Q & A with the doctor. This segment will include my simple 3 Step Guide, ¬†which you can use to solve ANY¬†behavior¬†problems, with ANY¬†animal! At the end of this 8 weeks, you will be eligible to take a short exam on the topics covered in the program. A passing score on the exam gets you a DrQ Certificate of Completion for Level 1 competence in understanding the health and behavior of dogs and cats. ¬†Later courses will include horses, fish, and train-the-trainer programs.

Imagine the implications! Adopters and breeders could require potential buyers to take the course to help ensure they know everything they need to know, and set that pet up for a long, healthy, successful life with their new family! Volunteers in animal shelters, dog trainers, and veterinary technicians will have more tools in their tool box when helping people choose, and care for,  a pet. Parents, enroll your kids! You will have more tools in YOUR toolbelt, too,  and you can help others do the same!

Pass on your knowledge and expertise, and help even more people and animals! Take even better care of your animal’s, they will love you even more for it! Strengthen the bond between you and the animals that love you, ¬†even more than what you share now! Dare to imagine it!

I personally guarantee you WILL learn something about animals, and behavior, that you have never heard before! No matter how many years you have been doing this, or had animals! I know, because I am just like you, eager to learn and read and devour every bit of information I can about animals, and NO ONE ELSE is teaching what I am bursting to share with you!

Each weekly session is cram-packed with the best information, and will take no more than 20-60 minutes of your time.

Image getting your very own LICENSE To LOVE Animals, straight from the expert, DrQ, in only about 20 minutes once a week for 8 weeks. We think you will be so pleased, and excited, about all you learn during that time, that you will want to continue to be a part of the Q community, and advance on to other types of animals, and more advanced levels of mastery.

Let’s start at the beginning. The first LIVE WEBINAR will be Wednesday January 6th. All LIVE webinars will be FREE of charge for the month of January. The webinars will be weekly, every Wednesday at 10 am MST.¬†Replays, ¬†handouts, worksheets, training materials, and access to the private Facebook group License to Love ¬†will then be available indefinitely to members of the StealMoreYears.com ¬†on line community. Right now the price is set at $9 registration fee, and $19/month to access the training’s on line, ¬†plus all the bonus material, and access to the private Facebook group License to Love, ¬†for those who cannot make it to the live class at that time, and/or want the opportunity to watch the replay at their leisure, and have access to the bonus material and the support group.¬†

HOWEVER I ASSURE YOU THIS PRICE WILL GO UP!

If you are receiving this, it is because you are on a unique email or Facebook list giving you a unique ‘sneak peak’, and special pricing.

The closer we get to the launch week, the higher the price will be. Most on line courses with this caliber of professional education sell for $450 up front and $60 a month. Lock in your price and SIGN UP TODAY!

If you sign up today, and prepay for the next 2 months, you will not be charged for January and February, your monthly billing resumes in March, however, you will have full access to the site once it becomes available, AND, you will be locking in the lowest possible rate for learning of this quality.

Do it as a favor for yourself, or give it as a gift to someone you know, however, don’t let this chance to lock in this low rate pass you buy. Makes a great Holiday gift for the animal lover in your life!

Stay tuned as we finish ‘building’ the detail of our virtual university. We look forward to having you join our new, unique community of educated, empowered, champions for the animals! Much love to you all!

Take the first step to getting StealMoreYears-Product-Image your very own Licence to Love, the animals, and join us at Steal More Years!, TODAY!

 

 

“Whole-istic” Horse Health and Behavior

Please join us for ‚ÄúWhole-istic‚ÄĚ Horse Handling:

An Alternative Approach to Health and Behavior!

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

9 a.m. ‚Äď 3:00 p.m. – CE ‚Äď 4 Hours Credit

Presented By Jena Questen, DVM, a holistic veterinarian and Animal Life Coach with over 20 years of veterinary experience

Trust.

Trust.

This class will consist of 3 hours lecture on horse safety and behavior, a half hour break, then one-hour lab to demonstrate principles.  Barn time to be followed by another hour of lecture on conventional and holistic health care with plenty of built in time for questions and answers.

All experience levels are welcome.  This class is specifically geared towards those new to horses, those who have been hurt or intimidated by horses, or equine professionals who want to learn more about recent advances in animal training and how the horse learns.   There is also an introduction to basic husbandry of the animal, including holistic health care and acupressure exam; also how the diagnostic acupressure exam, when done correctly, resolves 80% of all training problems on the ground!

Upon completion of the course, participants will have a good understanding of how animal behavior affects health and healing, common disease processes which are effectively treated through alternative medicine, and an introduction to the use of acupuncture, herbs, and homeopathy.  How to minimize injury to oneself and to the horse while delivering good quality health care.  Also, an introduction to equine behavior and training in order to facilitate more desirable behaviors and a deeper bond between horse and human.  Participants will learn why there is no such thing as good or bad behavior, and will begin to utilize the science of operant and classical conditioning to teach almost any animal (not just horses) to do almost anything!

Location:    Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Cost:  $175.00, checks should be made out to Bel-Rea Institute

 

Complete the following and submit with payment (check or cash only) to Jennifer Hillgrove at Bel-Rea Institute, 1681 S. Dayton St. Denver, CO  80247.  Payment is non-refundable after Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

LAST DAY to sign up for this CE is Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 12:00 noon.

 

Registration form for Continuing Education course:

‚ÄúWhole-istic‚ÄĚ Horse Handling

4 CE Credits,  $175.00

Saturday, November 21, 2015 ‚Äď 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Jena Questen, DVM

 

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Please check one of the following:

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Your CE certificate of completion will be mailed 30 days after the CE.

Resqranch Summer Class Schedule!


Resqranch summer schedule

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Your Positive Dog Business: Getting more!”

Thank you for taking good care of me!

Thank you for taking good care of me!

No matter if you own a positive (boarding, training, rescue, etc.) dog business, work for one, or dream of owning one in the future, join us for a chat time interview on the Facebook Group Positive Pet Advise on March 8th, 2015, 2 pm MST, with DrQ, Life Coach for People with Pets. Learn the perfect way to describe your business, and how to partner with your local vet, pet stores, and others, to help promote and grow your business.  This is for people who put their clients and their pets first,  realizing that the way to success, is through serving our clients with professionalism, compassion, and in the most authentic way possible, while striving to never stop learning.

Have you ever accidentally killed a pet fish?

Have you ever accidentally killed a pet fish? ¬†Even a 50 cent goldfish can leave a stabbing pain in your heart when you realize you were not even able to keep something so small, and seemingly simple, alive. Up to now, the problem has been, not knowing what you did wrong, and then, not knowing where to turn, for answers. ¬†The internet is full of advise, but sometimes it is hard to sift it down to just the most important stuff you need to know, right now. ¬†The pet or aquarium store can be helpful, but it depends on who you ask. ¬†You are embarrassed because you don’t know, and feel silly because it’s JUST a goldfish. ¬†But true animal lovers know you can’t put a price on a relationship, and it doesn’t matter if the fish cost $3 or $75,000, this is YOUR pet fish, your responsibility, and most importantly, your friend, who is counting on you, to do what it takes to keep him or her safe, and healthy.

One piece of advise, most of the time the problem with fish is water quality. Unfortunately most people start with toxic medications and water additives, at the first sign of problems with their fish, rather than checking the water¬†¬†The good news is, you don’t have to be a chemist to evaluate your fishes water, ¬†really! ¬†All you need is to invest in a water test strip kit from the pet store, and use it, at the first sign of any problems. ¬†If something does not look right, then 20% water changes, once or twice a day, until the numbers are in range again, does the trick, MOST of the time. ¬†That’s it! This one little piece of advise could save thousands of little fish, and the people and children who love them,a lot of heartache.

However, if you have fish now, or want to get fish again, and want to know more about how to keep them healthy, then my upcoming course “Wet Pets”, is for you! ¬†This will be an introductory course of all things related to keeping the most common pet fish safe, healthy, as well as the basics of what to do if you detect problems. This course is designed for veterinary technicians who hope to one day work with an aquatic veterinarian, but, it is a great introductory course for anyone fascinated by fish, and wanting to learn more about their anatomy, basic body functions, basic tank designs and functions, as well as an introduction to common diseases, ¬†how to recognize ¬†them, and when to hire an aquatic vet.

I promise you this 4 hour investment of your time, on Saturday November 8th, from 10-2:30 pm, will be time well spent learning fascinating facts about these wonderful creatures, and help break the myth that the cost of an animal does not in any way equate to the amount of joy sharing your live with such an exotic creature, can bring! Class size is limited, and slots, as usual,  will fill up fast.  Please forward this email to all the fish lovers you know!  Registration for the course is $175, and registration is  directly through Bel-Rea School of Veterinary Technology (where the course will be held)  at 1681 S. Dayton St, Denver, Co 80231,  phone (303)751-8700.  Thank you, and, best wishes for the fishes!Abby's Koi pic (2)

DrQ to be a speaker at the 7th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health!

Brutus the koi fishAquatic veterinarians, researchers, and fish health experts from around the world are preparing the¬†7th¬†International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health¬†(ISAAH-7) in Portland, Oregon (August 31 ‚Äď September 4, 2014). ¬†The ISAAH is a much anticipated gathering of international fish health professionals, occurring every 4 years.¬†

The 2014 ISAAH promises to combine intellectual stimulation among international fish health professionals.

¬†It is an honor and¬†privilege¬†to be invited to share knowledge at such a meeting of fish health minds! ¬†If you are in the area at the time, let’s connect! – DrQ